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Los Angeles County Dog Bite Injury Attorney

Burbank dog bite attorneys for scars, disfigurement, and emotional trauma

Lawyers for Dog Bites and Animal Attacks in Los Angeles and Glendale, California

Many people keep dogs as pets, and they can provide loving companionship to family members. Because of this, it can be easy to forget that dogs are animals. People are often caught by surprise when dogs behave aggressively and unexpectedly, and this can result in serious injuries when a dog bites or attacks someone. In these cases, victims may be able to pursue compensation for their injuries through a premises liability claim or lawsuit. When doing so, they will need to secure representation from a lawyer who is experienced in these types of cases.

Tahmazian Law Firm, P.C. believes in protecting the rights of injury victims, and we can help you determine your best options if you or a member of your family have been bitten by a dog. We can ensure that the law regarding liability for dog bite injuries is applied correctly, and we will work to make sure you are fully compensated for all of the damages you have experienced, including medical expenses, loss of income while recovering from your injuries, physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.

Liability in Dog Bite Injury Cases

In California, "strict liability" applies in dog bite cases. This means that a dog's owner may be held liable for any injuries inflicted by their animal in a public place or on private property where the victim was invited to enter, as long as the victim did not provoke the dog into attacking them. These liability laws ensure that a dog's owner cannot claim that they are exempt from liability because their dog had never previously attacked or injured someone or because they did not know that their animal had vicious tendencies.

Types of Dog Bite Injuries

Victims of dog bites or attacks may suffer multiple types of injuries, including:

  • Lacerations and puncture wounds - Dogs can have sharp teeth and claws, and bites and attacks can leave deep cuts. Bites to the neck or other major arteries can lead to life-threatening blood loss. A dog's teeth may puncture the skin and damage the underlying muscles, tendons, or ligaments, affecting a person's ability to use the parts of the body where these injuries occur.
  • Broken bones - Dogs with strong jaws, such as pit bulls, Rottweilers, and German shepherds, can sometimes bite hard enough to fracture the bones in a person's arms, wrists, hands, legs, or ankles.
  • Nerve damage - Injuries by a dog's teeth or claws may damage or sever nerves, leading to intense pain, loss of sensation, and partial or complete paralysis in the parts of the body where the injury occurred.
  • Scarring and disfigurement - The deep cuts and puncture wounds that occur in a dog bite or attack can leave permanent scars. These injuries may serve as a permanent reminder of the attack, and cosmetic surgery may be required to repair the damage.
  • Fall injuries - Large dogs can knock a person off their feet, inflicting injuries such as brain trauma, broken bones, or dislocated joints when they strike the ground.
  • Emotional trauma - A vicious and unexpected attack by a dog can leave long-lasting psychological scars, and a person may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, or other emotional issues that affect their overall well-being.

Contact a North Hollywood Dog Bite Lawyer

If you have been attacked by a dog, Tahmazian Law Firm, P.C. can help you take steps to hold the animal's owner responsible for the injuries and damages you have suffered. We will fight to make sure you are fully compensated for all the ways you and your family have been affected. Contact us and set up a free consultation by calling 818-242-8201 today. We assist with animal attack injuries that take place in and around Los Angeles County, including Pacoima, Riverside County, Glendale, Hollywood, Encino, Burbank, North Hollywood, and Ventura County.

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